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Kabbani to receive funding for study of mitochondrial targeting and regulation

Grant and Award Announcement

George Mason University

Nadine Kabbani, Associate Professor, School of Systems Biology, is set to receive $100,000 from Charles Morgan for: "Mitochondrial Targeting and Regulation." This funding will begin in July 2023 and will end in July 2025.  

Regarding the importance of the project, Kabbani said, "Studies suggest an important role for mitochondrial regulation in many human diseases. The targeting of mitochondrial processes has thus emerged as an important strategy in drug design and biomarker discovery. In addition, mitochondrial responses are especially useful in toxicity testing for medical and environmental applications. The goal of this project is to identify mitochondrial responses to various plant-derived compounds and create an iterative dataset that can relate compound structure to mitochondrial responses in human cells." 


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